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Sumbal minor’s rape: SIT submits status report to CJM


Srinagar, May 15: Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) Tuesday submitted to Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Bandipora the status report of the alleged rape case of a minor girl in the district.

Official sources said one of the prosecuting officers in the SIT filed the status report before CJM Bandipora, Raja Mohammad Tasleem and the orders regarding the case will be issued on Wednesday.

The police, however, have not submitted the case dairy yet for which the CJM gave them till Thursday.

“Only status report of the case was submitted yesterday . The CJM then asked the SIT officials to submit the case dairy file by Thursday evening. The CJM has issued orders related to the case yesterday ,” sources said.

They added the case-dairy was not submitted as multilevel investigation was going on in the case.

On May 11, police constituted a SIT comprising sub-divisional police officer Sumbal, station house officer Sumbal, and senior prosecuting officer to investigate the entire case.

CJM Monday had directed the SIT to file the status report along with case diary on Tuesday before the court.

“The occurrence has taken an ugly turn and has also created a law and order problem in the entire district and there is a public outcry…Keeping into account facts and circumstances of the case and also gravity of offence, concerned SIT is directed to submit a status report of the matter positively by 14/05/2019 along with CD file,” the court had said on Monday.

On May 8, a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Malikpora area of Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Though the accused is currently in police custody, protests are continuing across Kashmir with people demanding capital punishment to the culprit.

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